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Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit is a French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, 1971 as well as his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of 7 August 1974. For his unauthorized feat 400 metres above the ground – which he referred to as "le coup" – he rigged a 200-kilogram cable and used a custom-made 8-metre long, 25-kilogram balancing pole. He... Read More

Born13 August 1949 (age 69)
Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
OccupationHigh-wire artist

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